German Box Office: 'Star Wars' Becomes Fourth Highest-Grossing Film of All Time
Only 'Avatar,' 'Titanic' and the original 'The Jungle Book' have earned more than 'The Force Awakens' in German theaters.
J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens hit another international milestone over the weekend, winning its fourth frame in Germany and becoming the fourth highest-grossing film of all time in the country, not adjusting for inflation.
The Force Awakens earned another €6.7 million ($7.3 million) over the weekend to bring its gross in Germany to $92.8 million to date.
With the additional take, the pic blasted past Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films to take the fourth spot on Germany's all-time box-office chart.
Only James Cameron's Titanic (€126 million) and Avatar (€115 million) and classic 1968 Disney cartoon The Jungle Book (which has grossed the equivalent of €100 million in Germany) remain above it on the chart.
While The Force Awakens remains the current box-office champ in Germany, it is beginning to see some competition.
Golden Globe-winner The Revenant, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, started strong with a $4 million bow, and the film could enjoy an awards bounce after it scooped three Golden Globes on Sunday, including best dramatic film honors.
This coming weekend, there will be three studio releasing vying to topple The Force Awakens: J. Blakeson's sci-fi actioner The Fifth Wave from Sony, Parmount's Oscar hopeful The Big Short and Ryan Coogler's Rocky reboot Creed, which Warner Bros. is handling in Germany.